name: Ben
surname: Kwok
year of birth: 1979
country: USA


Ornate Skull
by BioWorkZ


Q1: When did you start making art?
As soon as I could hold a pair of chopsticks. I’ve been drawing most of my life starting from the age of 3.

Q2: What does inspire you?
I’m really inspired by other great artists such as David A. Smith, Aaron Horkey, Joe A. King, and the list goes on.

Q3: What are your techniques?
I like to keep my artwork black & white. I typically use graphite, ball point pen, fine liners, and watercolor.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?

My main focus is to create something complex and super detailed. To create something that I’m proud of.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
As mentioned before, I like using black and white because it has the most contrast. I don’t feel like colors is one of my strengths. I do like to apply digital color because of the lovely “ctrl+z”.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I would like to work larger, more details, and possibly more detail. I plan on fusing different animals, elements, and allowing myself to grow as an artist.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
I have tons of projects in the future. I have about 1/2 a dozen “work in progress” that I haven’t shown anyone yet. Just trying to juggling work, freelance, and personal art all the time.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of BioWorkZ.
Ornate, detailed, animal.

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
This HERE was my first attempt at this ornate style. It was sketched out first, and inked with a black gel pen.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
The first work was inspired by Iain MacArthur. I feel like my style ans evolved to be more me, and less like anyone else. I also like to think that my style is more clean and precise now than how I worked before.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art is my calling. It’s my purpose in life. I’m put on earth to create artwork and hopefully make life a little more beautiful in the process.

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